How to be creative is a question that so many people ponder and as I have said many times in my posts, being creative is not as hard as some people think it is.
I remember very clearly when I didn't know how to be creative but longed to be
Digital technology has made it so easy to explore our own creativity in ways we could never have dreamed of before the invention of computers and their pixels.
This project is a little different to my other - ‘how to be creative' - ones where I use scrap cardboard and paper etc to make physical objects such as jewelery.
In the previous project, I used an actual physical process that utilised milk and food colouring to create fun abstract images that I captured with my camera before tipping the coloured milk down the sink.
I am taking things a step further with this follow up project, to show you how to develop those 'paintings' I created in the previous video, using digital technology and software which, I realise not everyone may have.
But don't let that put you off reading the post and watching the video. Especially if you are longing to know how to be creative.
Once you see the potential of your computer as a tool for developing the fun abstract art you have created outside of the computer, you may want to think seriously about getting some photo editing software and exploring how you can use it way beyond editing photos, to make art, in the most obscure ways.
You can see in the images above, I improved the photo I took while I was sloshing around with milk and food colouring.
With just a couple of clicks in Photoshop I had cropped out the edge of the dish and enhanced the colors leaving me with a 'painting' that no one would ever guess was milk!